Tag Archives: Anime Festival Asia

AFA Spring Taikai – KANAME☆, Gero & Dasoku

After a good performance by local bands O.V.A. Hito & QUIS which set the mood going, it was time to bring out the main attraction for the AFA Spring Taikai event. Kenneth Wong continues his report from the photopit as screaming fans made their voices heard. KANAME☆ No stranger to the local Japanese popular culture fans here in the region, …

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AFA Spring Taikai – O.V.A. Hito & QUIS

With its success over the last 4 years, the event known as Anime Festival Asia has become quite the household name to Japanese Popculture fans from this side of the world. Following up on its AFA 2011 event which saw its largest number of visitors attending, the organisers kicked off 2012 with a new event called AFA Spring Taikai. AFA …

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Events To Look Out For In 2012

The new year is upon us and as the POPCulture Online team is gearing up to once again bring you coverage of the year’s events. In this article, POPCulture Online’s Kenneth Wong shares with you some of the events in 2012 to look out for based on the information that has been released so far and also trends from previous …

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AFA11: I Love Anisong Day 2 Coverage

In 2008, the first Anime Festival Asia (AFA) started with only two artistes performing on separate days of the festival in a cordoned off area of the event hall in Suntec City Convention center. The first I Love Anisong concert back then marked a segment of the region’s largest anime festival that fans would always look forward to, year after …

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My Fav Anisong Band

Last month was a tiring month but one that marked a milestone for POPCulture Online as we were Digital Partners for Anime Festival Asia 2011. An entire weekend was dedicated to interviews and concert photography of some of the biggest Anisong groups to came to Singapore. Anisong group angela is best known for theme songs of anime television shows. Their …

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Regional Cosplay Championship 2011

If there is one segment of the Anime Festival Asia that draws huge amount of crowd, it would be the annual Regional Cosplay Championship. This year, 5 teams from around the region compete for the title with a trip for 2 to Tokyo and a Canon Powershot G12. Kenneth Wong and Ken Koh from the POP Crew get in the …

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Anime Festival Asia 2011

Now in its fourth year running, the event known as Anime Festival Asia has definitely come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2008. With an ever growing number of visitors each year, it is no surprise to see it ranked as one of the best anime related event in this side of the planet. Kenneth Wong fills us …

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Kalafina: Harmony From Heaven

The brainchild of composer Yuki Kajiura who is responsible for many anisongs from popular series such as Pandora Hearts, both Gundam Seed & Seed Destiny, Tsubasa Chronicle, Noir and the latest Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kalafina has gone on from their Kara no Kyokai days to having 3 studio albums, 9 singles and 1 DVD to their name. POPCulture Online’s …

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angela: The Evolution of Style

Japanese pop band angela is best known for theme songs of anime television shows. Their signature upbeat tunes and rich arrangements is a dazzling mix of electronica, dance, rock, swing jazz and ska. angela’s energetic stage presence and stunning performance brings together atsuko’s versatile vocals and KATSU’s multi-instrumental skills, instantly winning the hearts of audiences in big scale international events …

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USAGI

Making her maiden appearance at AFA11, USAGI wowed fans in Singapore with her unique style and she also graced the regional cosplay championship as a guest judge. POPCulture Online’s dynamic duo – Elliott Danker and Kenneth Wong managed to sneak a chat with her to find out more about her workout regime and what she does to unwind. POPCulture Online: …

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Cosplay @ Anime Festival Asia 2011

Mention AFA (Anime Festival Asia) to any cosplayer and most would tell you excitedly about their preparations for their costume and even how they can’t wait to showcase their latest masterpiece at the event. After all, with AFA being the biggest and most anticipated anime event in this side of Asia, it is no wonder that local cosplayers are all …

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The Rise of LiSA

From her humble beginnings of a high school punk rock band to being selected as the singing voice of the character Yui in the anime Angel Beats, LiSA is no stranger to the Japanese popular culture. And now with a mini album “Letters to U” to her name plus touring and performing in Japan to sell-out crowds, this young lady …

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I Love Anisong Contest Results

Congratulations to the following who have won themselves a pair of tickets to this year’s I Love Anisong concert to be held at the Anime Festival Asia 2011 this weekend! 1st Prize: I Love Anisong Day 3 VIP tickets Kwong Wai Keat NRIC: SXXXX237F 2nd Prize: I Love Anisong Day 2 VIP tickets Nurul Athirah Binte Hazmi NRIC: SXXXX092D 3rd …

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